Colonial Pipeline has resumed operations. However, some markets may have temporary interruptions.
ATLANTA – Colonial Pipeline operations have begun again, but not before the impacts of its closure were widespread by drivers and industries in some eastern states.
Healthcare workers, who have already had to face a tough year due to the pandemic, are also not escaping the drip effect.
In fact, Atlanta’s Children’s Healthcare said Wednesday in a statement that it made temporary adjustments to the operations of its three hospitals, affecting some of its workers.
“Patient-oriented employees will remain on duty until they are approved to be released by their managers in order to ensure the ongoing care we always provide to our pediatric patients,” hospital officials said.
They also encourage their workers to consider car sharing.
“We will continue to monitor the situation and make the necessary adjustments,” they added.
The colonial pipeline, based in Alpharetta, Georgia, is one of the largest fuel sources in the nation affected by a cyberattack. It is responsible for almost half of the entire east coast’s fuel supply.
On Saturday, they said they responded to the attack by taking some offline systems to contain the threat, which temporarily halted their pipeline operations. They initiated an investigation and contacted law enforcement.
Wednesday evening around five in the afternoon they announced that they would restart operations.
However, the company said it would take a few days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal. Some markets may experience interruptions during the start-up period.